I am a postdoctoral researcher at the EECS Department of University of California, Berkeley, where I am working with Kannan Ramchandran and O. Ozan Koyluoglu. I am also affiliated with Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) and Berkeley Audio-visual Signal processing and Communication Systems (BASiCS).
My reasearch interests lie in the areas of distributed computing and storage systems, private information retrieval, blockchains and distributed ledgers, coding theory, and information theory. My current research is centered around designing and analyzing scalable algorithms for distributed computing and storage systems. I am particularly interested in dealing with challenges of privacy, security, and availability. My research aims to address these challenges by applying fundamental ideas from coding theory, information theory, and cryptography in a principled and foundational manner.
Prior to joining Berkeley, I completed my PhD from the ECE Department of Texas A&M University, where I was advised by Alex Sprintson. My doctoral research was in the area of coding theory, focusing on the aspects of security and availability in large-scale distributed storage systems and private information retrieval.
Before starting my PhD, I worked as a researcher at the Innovation Labs of TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore. The focus of our team was “Error Control Coding for Futuristic Communications and Storage”. I also worked in compressive Sensing and its applications.
I obtained my master's degree from the Electrical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in July 2009. My thesis was on “Multi-antenna Broadcast Channels with Limited Feedback”, advised by A. K. Chaturvedi.
- (Apr 2020) Two papers at International Symposium on Information Theory 2020
- (Feb 2020) Invited Talk at Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop
- (Dec 2019) Our paper on Analyzing the Download Time of Availability Codes is now on arXiv
- (Sep 2019) Presented paper at Scaling Bitcoin in Tel Aviv
- (Aug 2019) I will be participating in the Proofs, Consensus, and Decentralizing Society program at Simons Institute
- (Aug 2019) Presented paper at Information Theory Workshop in Visby
- (Jul 2019) Three papers at International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Paris
- (Jul 2019) Paper on arXiv: Logical Clifford Synthesis for Stabilizer Codes
- (Jun 2019) Paper in Coding Theory for Large-Scale Machine Learning (CodML) workshop at ICML
- (Feb 2019) Invited talk at Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop
- (Sep 2018) Paper is accepted in Allerton 2018
- (May 2018) Two papers are accepted in ISIT 2018
- (Apr 2018) Attended workshop on Coding and Information Theory at CMSA, Harvard
- (Mar 2018) Presented our work on binary codes with availability at AMS Sectional Meeting 2018
- (Feb 2018) Presented our work on rank and subspace locality at ITA 2018
- (Jan 2018) Started postdoc at UC, Berkeley
- (Sep 2017) Papers got accepted in 'Allerton 2017'
- (Apr 2017) Papers got accepted in 'ISIT 2017'
- (Jan 2017) Received an invitation to give a graduation day talk at 'ITA 2017'
- (Sep 2016) Presented paper at 'Allerton 2016'
- (July 2016) Presented paper at 'ISIT 2016' at UPF, Barcelona, Spain
- (Jun 2016) Attended 'North American School of Information Theory' at Duke University
- (Jun 2016) Attended 'Algorithmic Coding Theory' workshop at Brown University
- (Apr 2016) Paper on Codes with Unequal Locality got accepted in ISIT
- (Feb 2016) Attended amazing series of workshops at Institute of Henry Poincare Paris, France "Nexus 2016"
- (Jan 2016) Paper uploaded on ArXiv (Codes with Unequal Locality)
- (Dec 2015) Attended excellent DIMACS workshop on "Network Coding: the Next 15 Years"
- (Oct 2015) Paper in Allerton
- (Sep 2015) Got invitation to attend Banff Workshop on Mathematical Coding Theory for Multimedia Streaming
- (Apr 2015) Papers accepted in ISIT
- (Jan 2015) Paper accepted in ITW
- (Dec 2014) Abstract got selected for Joint Math Meeting 2015 to be held at San Antonio
- (Oct 2014) Giving a seminar in TAMU ISS Seminar series ("Coding for the Clouds: An Overview of Novel Erasure Codes for Distributed Storage")
- (Oct 2014) Got selected for SP Coding School to be held at Brazil from Jan 18-31, 2015
- (July 2014) Gave a talk at Bell Labs ("Reliable, Deniable, and Hidable Communication over Multi-path Networks" )
- (June 2014) Gave a talk at University of Toronto ("Information-Theoretic Security for Communication and Storage: Looking Beyond the Perfect Secrecy")
- (May 2014) Received NSF scholarship to attend North American School of Information Theory (NASIT) at Toronto, Canada
- (Apr 2014) Paper accepted in NetCod
- (Apr 2014) Paper accepted in ISIT
- (Jul 2013) Started internship at Chinese University of Hong Kong